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Name of monero daemon (replacing bitmonerod) starting with the v0.10.0 - Wolfram Warptangent - release

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I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.13 to CLI or GUI v0.14) and, as a result, accidentally synced to the wrong (alternative) chain

I forgot to upgrade (from CLI or GUI v0.13 to CLI or GUI v0.14) and, as a result, accidentally synced to the wrong (alternative) chain. How do I resolve this issue?
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How do I move the blockchain (data.mdb) to a different directory during (or after) the initial sync without losing the progress?

I am currently performing the initial sync to the default directory, but my drive is nearly full. How do I move (and subsequently sync) the blockchain to another drive without losing the progress?
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My blockchain is stuck, how do I "unstuck" it?

During the last few weeks a common, reoccurring, question seems to be how to get one's blockchain "unstuck". This guide will, hopefully, provide some assistance in doing so.
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How does the dynamic fee calculation work?

A pull request on github for dynamic fee calculation was just submitted. How does this new dynamic fee calculation work?
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How do I upgrade my software to the newest version?

I've been running one of the following: CLI / GUI v0.14.X.X CLI / GUI v0.15.X.X How do I update these to the newest version?
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What is the fastest way to synchronize the daemon?

Running the daemon without any modifications can take a long time to synchronize. Are there any faster options for synchronizing the daemon with the network?
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Is it safe to share a daemon with a roommate?

Are there any security concerns with sharing a Monero daemon with a roommate to send or receive transactions? If we each person has their own wallet, encrypted with a very strong password what are ...
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How do I gracefully stop the monerod daemon process?

I started monerod as a background daemon with the --detach flag. Suppose I want to restart my computer, how do I gracefully stop the process? Can I just kill it? Thanks in advance.
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Monero sync too too slow

I'm syncing monero for the first time. I have an SSD on my syncing PC. I left all day syncing plus all night. I still got 253624 blocks to sync, and letting it all night only synced 400 blocks. This ...
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Is the 10-block lock time a protocol rule? What rules accompany it?

Every Monero transaction consumes old outputs (used as inputs to the transaction) and creates new outputs. The new outputs are locked for 10 blocks before they can be spent. A. Is this a wallet ...
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API call for ring members

Is there any way that we can do an API call to the Monero daemon RPC to get all the ring members for a given transaction hash?
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Block added as alternative on height xxxxx

I've noticed this message in monerod many times since running the software. Can someone explain what these alternative blocks are?
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What changes are in the Monero 0.11.0.0 release?

0.11.0.0 was just released. What are the major changes in this version?
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How does Ring Confidential Transactions work?

Can someone explain to me how RingCT works and how the recipient gets the actual amount from the encrypted amount in a RingCT transaction?
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Monero Genesis transaction & nonce - clarification

This is a case of explain like i'm five. I pretty much got the idea, thanks to knaccc in answer Monero Genesis transaction & nonce. But just to be clear. If I wanted to generate a new "empty" ...
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What is MoneroPulse?

I've seen some messages in the daemon about MoneroPulse - what is it and what does it do? The only reasonable reference I can find online is this Tweet that says "MoneroPulse: a loosely distributed ...
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Usefulness of an intermittent full node

I run bitmonerod on my laptop when I'm using the computer but I shut it down for the night. I don't mine due to the computer relatively low capabilities. How useful for the whole Monero network is a ...
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Determining the number of available outputs by denomination

How can I determine the entire number of available blockchain outputs for each denomination? Is there a blockexplorer that tracks this data or a bitmonerod command I can use to find the answer to ...
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How do I use a computer with a wallet to access a headless node at my home?

I'm running a headless, low wattage Ubuntu 16.04 (x86, if that matters) system that I have SSH'ed into, ran Screen, ran ./monerod, and then detached the Screen. This is my node. I also set up this ...
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sc_reduce32 ... is it really supposed to be that complicated?

sc_reduce32 in crypto-ops.c looks super involved, but according to MRL-0003.pdf, its just: 4.1.11 sc_reduce Takes a 64-byte integer and outputs the lowest 32 bytes modulo the prime q . This is ...
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Can I set up the GUI or daemon to use a non-standard blockchain location in Windows?

In Windows, it's comfortable to double-click the link/icon to a program (as opposed to using the command line). The problem is that the default links/icons for the GUI or daemon (monerod) don't let ...
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How to get the entire block blob for submission after mining a nonce?

After mining a correct nonce on the block template (received from rpc method "getblocktemplate") you need to submit the block back to the daemon. However, the rpc method "submitblock&...
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What caused the mandatory update for the hardfork in early January 2017?

As far as I know, the plan for hard forks is to always release the code for a hard fork approximately six months into the main repository as a point release before the hard fork code activates. ...
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How is the number of ring members selected?

How is the number of ring members signing a transaction selected? Is it selected randomly by the sender or is it defined by the Monero wallet?
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How to connect to my own remote node?

I'm trying to connect to my own remote node by running ./monero-wallet-cli --daemon-address <my ip>:18081 but this command fails: Daemon either is not started or wrong port was passed The ...
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monerod throws Error starting server: Failed to bind IPv4 (set to required)

I started monerod on my linux server to sync the (pruned) blockchain and start working with a wallet. The syncing completed fine. However trying to restart monerod the next day yielded the following ...
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Run monero only in local network

I want to run some tests on monero, but I only want monerod to communicate to peers on my local network. I don't want it download the official blockchain. I want my wallet, which I will run from my ...
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Monero Forking Guide

I have been recommended to use the CryptoNote Forking guide (https://cryptonotestarter.org/inner.html) as a basis for Forking Monero. However, there are a number of differences. For example, the ...
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Monero or Bitmonero?

If Monero is official name of this project, why is the name bitmonero still commonly used? Even the daemon is named bitmonerod. Are both names Monero or Bitmonero considered correct?
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What is the bandwidth cost of running a full node?

Simply...how much bandwidth will I use when running a full node at home, without mining?
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Why does `monerod` on Raspberry Pi 3 with a copied LMDB not catch up with new blocks?

I have both a macOS system and a Raspberry Pi 3 on the same home network. Both are having Monero release 0.10.1.0 installed. I stopped the daemon on macOS, and then copied the entire .bitmonero ...
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What is a "[P2P0]WARNING: no two valid MoneroPulse DNS checkpoint records were received" warning?

At the end of synchronization I saw this error: [P2P0]WARNING: no two valid MoneroPulse DNS checkpoint records were received I noticed no effect on the functionality of the daemon or the wallet, ...
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Setup remote-connectable node?

I'd like to setup a full remote node for personal usage (meaning I want it to act as a full node to help decentralize the network, but I don't want it to be open to everyone for use with the GUI / CLI ...
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Is it possible to run a full monerod node on Android?

I have a spare Android smartphone and thought of running a full node on it, since its power consumption is very low and I wouldn't have to run my PC all day but still would have an up to date monerod ...
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Meaning of "62 days ahead" message after full node has finished synchronizing

What does the message "62 days ahead" message mean? My full node has finished synchronizing (I confirmed this by comparing my block height with both moneroblocks.info and Explore.MoneroWorld.com)
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Is there information available about the Levin protocol?

Is there any information available about the Levin protocol? It seems to be used for the peer to peer communication. Things like: The working of the protocol? What are the benefits? Why was it ...
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How much time to have blockchain synced?

I am wondering if there's a command to predict / calculate how much time does bitmonerod.exe still need for a blockchain fully synced. Currently its 404321/1133160 and my network usually has a ...
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electrum seed word list for monero != official electrum wordlist (english): why?

even if only the first three characters are significant/considered, the english wordlists differ quite a bit, in terms of population(2048 words vs 1626) as well as content(other language versions ...
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Why does my bitmonero fail to load?

I'm trying to run a node for the first time on linux mint, and let the blockchain update while I was asleep. When I woke up this morning my computer was unresponsive, and I did a hard shutdown. Now ...
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What exactly is the relationship between Monero and I2P

I know they both compliment each other but I'm trying to figure exactly how they both work together. Is it used for the anonymity? Sorry for the newb question, I have just really been trying to figure ...
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Where is the blockchain saved in Mac?

I would like to delete the blockchain files from my computer. Where are these files located by default?
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How do I reduce the apparent memory usage of Monero?

We all know that LMDB uses a memory-mapped database, so the actual usage of memory by the monero network service process (aka monerod, monero daemon) is very minimal (once network synchronization has ...
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How to mix correctly?

I have noticed that Monero mixes are usually a bunch of very small txs and then a much larger one that accounts for almost the whole amount sent. I also hear talk that one should not be sending "...
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Why is monerod not connecting to any peers?

I've downloaded the latest Monero full node (0.10.2.1) for Linux (Ubuntu). When I run monerod from command line, I get the following error: Failed to connect to any of seed peers, continuing without ...
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How to query the memory pool?

Block explorer explorer.xmr.my shows the contents of the memory pool. Does monerod, monero-wallet-cli or another CLI utility allow to query the Monero's memory pool? If so, how?
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When syncing Monero's blockchain from scratch, why does it begin fast and end slow?

I'm currently syncing from scratch, and noticed that the first million blocks or so synced really fast, but the final blocks take forever. Why is this?
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How many total days are on the ledger?

Is there a tool or a source that tells how many total days are currently on the ledger? I know that monerod tells how many days behind you are on the ledger, but is there an easy way to look up the ...
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Started monerod 0.10.1 on an AWS EC2 t2.micro instance, why does it sync so slowly?

I started monerod on an AWS EC2 instance of type t2.micro. This means it has 1GB of RAM, which should be enough from what I've read in various places. It is syncing (from scratch) since two days ...
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GUI / monerod v0.13.0.3 does not start on Linux because of "./monero-wallet-gui: error while loading shared libraries: libhidapi-libusb.so.0"

GUI / monerod v0.13.0.3 does not start on Linux because of "./monero-wallet-gui: error while loading shared libraries: libhidapi-libusb.so.0". How do I resolve this particular issue?
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What is the best way to pop the top block from the monero blockchain and fix a bad "unknown top block" error in the sync data process?

It appears whilst syncing the blockchain the computer halted resulting in a bad block at the top of the chain. After restarting no more blocks are being added and just repeated errors. There is ...
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